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Staying in National Harbor area - crabhouses nearby?

susanmaria | May 29, 200809:39 PM

We will be at a convention in a couple of weeks at the Westin (not sure it is even open yet)... and only have a small amount of free time, so we wont be able to venture very far.

I find very little in reference to the area immediately around Gaylord National and the Westin on these message boards... but I am hoping that some of you fine local folks know of a serious crabhouse that isnt too far from these hotels since this is a new area.

I would hate to think that the closest I will get to having some outrageous Maryland style hardshells is on my patio when I make them with our Florida blueclaws.

Also... I discovered a Fosters Clambake located at National Harbor... has anyone eaten there?

Any advice as to where to eat... other than at Gaylord hotel will be appreciated. Had to make reservations at Gaylord 'just in case' as my experience is that the hotel restaurants are oversold... but would really prefer nearby local seafood. We run gamut from paper on tables all the way to white tablecloth... we have four nights to eat well after being on our feet all day at convention.

Found a thread from last month... that answered much of my request... and nothing nearby Gaylord or Westin... BUT how about Crabhouse in Old Town Alexandria?

Thanks in advance!


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